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Delphiniums - Light or No Light

Posted by susan2010 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 17, 10 at 11:50

I'm puzzled. I started a bunch of delphiniums and various seed packets said "need light to germinate" and "darkness needed to germinate." They don't seem to be different "types" of delphiniums, just different varieties. What's the scoop?

In the past I've given them light to germinate and have had good success.


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RE: Delphiniums - Light or No Light

I haven't tried Delphiniums myself, but according to "The New Seed-Starters Handbook," it says to keep the planted seeds dark.

Here's an interesting trial someone did, growing some in darkness and some with light - it looks like either would work.

RE: Delphiniums - Light or No Light

Yeah, I have that and have also read that. I was just surprised that some of the seed packets recommended light and others dark. I wondered if there was any reason I should adopt one method over the other. I guess not. And, thanks, that trial was interesting.

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